Benefits

  • Vanderbilt University

    Understanding different types of mental health support

    Pursuing mental health care early can help alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve personal and professional relationships and build skills to address mental health problems that may arise in the future. Read More

    Feb 15, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    Reminder to submit your 2023 FSA expenses

    If you have funds remaining in your 2023 health care and/or dependent care flexible spending account (FSA), you have until March 15, 2024, to use them. Eligible expenses for use of those funds must have been incurred Jan. 1, 2023, through March 15, 2024, and deadline to file claims for reimbursement for those expenses is April 15, 2024. Read More

    Feb 15, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    Set your 2024 wellness goals

    Setting wellness goals is important for personal growth and overall well-being. Wellness goals give you purpose and help you prioritize your health. Addressing your wellness goals should leave you feeling happier, healthier and more fulfilled.  Read More

    Feb 8, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    November is National Men’s Health Awareness Month

    November is centered around men’s health awareness, and it’s a reminder for everyone to prioritize their physical and mental health.   Read More

    Nov 8, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    2024 Open Enrollment is live; top 10 FAQs

    Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to choose the benefits that best meet the needs of you and your family. All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment for calendar year 2024. Enrollment ends at 11:59 p.m. CT Oct. 27, 2023. Elections will be effective Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2024, and cannot be changed after the enrollment period closes, unless you have a qualifying life event.   Read More

    Oct 20, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Open Enrollment open now through Oct. 27

    Open Enrollment is now live and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT Oct. 27. All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment for calendar year 2024. Elections will be effective Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2024, and cannot be changed after the enrollment period closes unless you have a qualifying life event. Read More

    Oct 16, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Open Enrollment begins Monday

    Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to choose the benefits that best meet the needs of you and your family. All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment for calendar year 2024 benefits.  Read More

    Oct 13, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Make mental health and well-being a priority

    Understanding the relationship between mental wellness and physical well-being is crucial to improving all areas of your life.  Lyra, your mental health benefit, can get you matched to a provider who speaks your desired language, has a relatable background, or has an expertise in helping members navigate multicultural topics. Virgin Pulse, your wellness benefit, takes a whole-person approach to health and well-being by providing members with a unified highly personalized digital health experience to help improve their mental health, physical well-being and everything in between.   Read More

    Oct 11, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Open Enrollment: Detailed guide and health insurance premiums now available

    Get to know your options now in preparation for Open Enrollment. The Open Enrollment website is live with the most up-to-date information for your 2024 benefit options. Read More

    Oct 4, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Prepare for Open Enrollment! Get your VUnetID and password ready

    Open Enrollment is Oct. 16–27. All benefits-eligible employees are required to complete the enrollment process. To prepare, get your VUnetID and password ready. If you do not remember this information, we're here to help. Read More

    Sep 29, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Open Enrollment 2024 (Oct. 16–27) is an active enrollment year

    All fully benefits-eligible faculty and staff will be required to make an active plan selection during Open Enrollment for 2024 benefits coverage. Watch for communications from VU Human Resources between now and the Open Enrollment period, which is Oct. 16–27. Read More

    Sep 20, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Get healthy, earn cash!

    This time of year is a great moment to regroup, find your focus and adopt some healthy habits for your body and mind. Virgin Pulse, Vanderbilt’s wellness platform, can help you make the most of the autumn months by encouraging healthy habit change while earning Pulse Cash rewards.  Read More

    Sep 18, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Play Healthcare Bluebook Trivia for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card

    Did you know that health care costs in the United States are among the highest in the world? Healthcare Bluebook is an online price comparison tool that ranks health care providers in a given geographical area by quality and affordability. Play Bluebook Trivia to test your knowledge and learn how you can use the online tool to find the best provider in your area for hundreds of procedures. Read More

    Sep 15, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    ‘Social Security 101 – Everything you wanted to know’ information session is Sept. 13

    Join Robin Fountain, public affairs specialist with Social Security Administration, as she discusses when you are eligible to receive retirement benefits, how does early retirement affect your benefits, how do you get the most from your benefit, and when should you file for Medicare. Read More

    Sep 8, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Advice for Parents: Supporting the mental health of children and teens during change 

    Lyra can help you clarify your family’s needs and identify a plan of action, so you don’t have to do it alone. Lyra offers easy online sign-up, a personalized match with a coach or counselor and minimal wait times for families, parents and children of all ages.   Read More

    Aug 25, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Save the date: Open Enrollment is Oct. 16–27

    Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity to choose the benefits that best meet the needs of you and your family. All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment for calendar year 2024. Read More

    Aug 16, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Ways to partake in radical self-care for Black, Indigenous, People of Color community members

    Self-care is an essential tool for mental and physical endurance and is a topic discussed in many spaces and places in society. Intentionally attending to the mental, physical and emotional needs of oneself can serve as a radical declaration that our bodies and minds are made on purpose and with purpose and do not exist solely for use and consumption. Read More

    Jul 28, 2023

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    Gain wider access to mental health support through Lyra

    Vanderbilt employees and their families are eligible to receive expanded support for behavioral and mental health needs through Lyra, the university’s new mental health services provider. Read More

    Feb 13, 2023

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    IRS increases 2023 contribution limits; maximize your benefits today

    The IRS has increased the overall contribution limit for 2023. Maximize your retirement savings and health savings account by changing your contribution amounts.   Read More

    Dec 6, 2022

  • Open Enrollment 2022

    Benefits on-campus lab set for Thursday, Oct. 20 

    Open enrollment is underway now until Friday, Oct. 28, at 11:59 p.m. CT. This year, all benefits-eligible employees must elect a health plan or waive coverage. If you need help enrolling or do not have access to a computer, stop by the Benefits on-campus lab on Thursday, Oct. 20. Read More

    Oct 19, 2022